Thursday, October 12, 2023

Job posting: Chief of the Radiation Physics Division, NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory, Gaithersburg, MD

Via C&EN Jobs: 

The Physical Measurement Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) anticipates the need for a Division Chief for its Radiation Physics Division (RPD) ( The RPD has approximately 40 permanent scientific and engineering staff and over 20 students, postdoctoral candidates, and contractors. The permanent technical staff consist primarily of chemists and physicists with PhDs. The division has a primary responsibility to maintain and advance world-class physical measurement capabilities for realizing and disseminating standards for radiation dose (the gray) and radioactivity (the becquerel).  The division additionally undertakes measurement science research and standards development to support medical imaging, radiation therapies, and diagnostics; radiation protection and environmental radioactivity measurement; and chemical/biological/radiation/nuclear/explosives countermeasures in homeland security.  

The division also performs fundamental and applied neutron physics research including at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR).  The principal duties for the Division Chief are performed on the NIST Gaithersburg campus.

Interested candidates should have research and management experience and a degree in a physical science or engineering field in accordance with the OPM qualification standards ( Additionally, candidates must possess current knowledge of relevant Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations as they apply to the use and safety of radioactive materials and irradiators.  

Interested candidates must be a U.S. Citizen and should submit a Curriculum Vitae or Resume and a list of potential references by November 15, 2023 to Amy Grafmuller at 100 Bureau Drive MS 8400, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8420 or by email to  If you have technical questions concerning this position please contact Gerald Fraser, Deputy Director of the Physical Measurement Laboratory ( 

Full ad here. Salary listed at "Up to $183,500 per year + benefits." Best wishes to those interested. 

1 comment:

  1. Geez, I make more than that and I'm just an IC grunt. In industry though.


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